Social distancing shouldn’t mean being socially distant.

"Sometime we need to disconnect in order to reconnect what matters"

This blog post came to me as we ventured out this afternoon on our walk. We decided to take a trip to the local Co-op to get some Easter treats for the kids as we have none in and usually by now we have demolished a few packs of mini eggs and bunny lollies. We got to the shop and it was a one in-one out policy which is fine and plenty of people gave a two metre gap between each other as the shop is only small I totally understand and think this is sensible. What I don’t understand is the look on people’s faces when they see another person…yes be socially distant but you’re not going to catch Covid-19 from smiling at someone else or saying “Hello”. Let’s be socially distant but still social.

Today we are nearing the end of my second week at home and I have to say I have managed to speak to more people through the power of social media or technology such as FaceTime than I think I have done in a while way before we had to isolate ourselves. Catching up with friends and family is a must at this time. Covid-19 is scary but being isolated and lonely is not a problem we want to add to our already strange lives and we must take time to check in on others. My husband is still at work as he is a key worker, so some days it is just me and the girls. I am still speaking to family on a daily basis and catching up with some of my clients and friends through Instagram and Facebook too; I feel like we are all supporting one another and stopping the loneliness from taking its toll on our moods too.

Social distancing maybe here for the long run but it does not mean we have to destroy human connections. Many of us moan about social media having a bad effect on our social life yet now social media platforms are our way of keeping in touch and can been seen as a huge positive. Even if you are not a big social media person or you want to keep in contact with people not on social media there are so many other technologies in our life that we can use to help keep our connections with others. Pick up the phone, send a positive text message, check on your vulnerable family that may just need someone to talk to today. When you see people out and about say “hello” , send them a smile or comment on the weather; just something to help those human connections stay alive.

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I hope you all are having a good day and I am always here for a quick chat if you are ever feeling Lonely, or just having a bad day 💕

Let me know your thoughts…would love to hear from you

Lots of love

Sam xx

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